A Winning Marketing Scorecard Starts and Ends with Better Data

C-suite support for data initiatives is changing. Those at the helm are seeing the advantages of shifting from a reliance on data as a tactical tool to a strategically leverageable source of rich insights. There is a new willingness to invest in the people, process, and tools related to accurately capturing marketing data and making business decisions based on it. As evidence of this, database health KPIs are now showing up on more CMO scorecards. There are also new skillsets joining the

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September 10, 2019

Is Marketing Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

The Rise of Data Science as a Service

After a few AI winters, we may have finally entered the golden age for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The environment for the expansion of ML for marketing has never been better, with exponential growth in data volume now meeting sophisticated algorithms and AI procedures to solve all kinds of business challenges. Couple this capability with the incredible efficiency of cloud storage and compute services, and the world is well

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September 3, 2019

Why the Data Surge Is Elevating Our Role

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of moderating an amazing panel of CMOs for a conDati hosted, sold out event called Data Night Seattle. The topic for the evening is always a hot one: Turning Marketing Data into Business Growth. It just so happened that all the CMO panelists were women (unplanned) and all powerhouse business-builders, responsible for driving a combined growth of nearly $30B. It’s not surprising then, that our discussion was packed with lively, fresh and valuable insights

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August 15, 2019

Accelerate Your Digital Marketing Maturity Through Trusted, Accurate, Holistic Reporting

As marketing leaders, you’re learning that today’s deluge of audience, campaign, and content data doesn’t have to be a barrier to producing predictable results and effective data-driven marketing strategies—strategies that meet or exceed business goals.

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July 18, 2019

Can Marketing Data Be Trusted to Help Meet Business Goals?

The Short and Long Answer is 'Yes'

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June 25, 2019

Why Modern Marketers Face Increased Pressure to Perform

The Expanded Influence of the Marketing Leader

Digital marketing has changed at an accelerated pace and it’s not expected to slow down. The widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to interpret the steady stream of incoming customer data has impacted the marketing game forever, bringing both challenge and opportunity. Today, marketing leaders from mid-sized organizations to global enterprises are expected to lead the charge (and expanded budget) for a

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June 12, 2019

Beyond Big Data: Toward Real Insight

Marketing professionals today are inundated from all sides with hype about the future of big data, AI, and machine learning.

Whether the takeaway is better reporting, concern for job security, or mathemagical seeming insights, everything boils down to big data and the mysterious “black box” of AI and machine learning.

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August 15, 2018

Why Data is Essential to Revenue Forecasting

The necessity for CMOs to produce accurate revenue forecasting cannot be overstated. And yet, for most mid-sized companies, this level of reporting remains elusive.

In a recent report on the state of marketing automation, Chirta Ayer, Editor in Chief of Martech Advisor addressed this elephant in the room for CMOs: revenue forecasting as a requirement when many marketing automation tools often don’t have dashboards with dollar signs in their reporting.

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July 24, 2018

How AI Should Enhance Your Martech Stack

Recently, news stories have begun to circulate asking the question that is apparently on the minds of marketing professionals everywhere: “Will AI replace marketing teams?”

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July 20, 2018

How AI-driven Analytics Can Improve your Marketing Campaign ROI

I was recently invited to speak and present at the New York Marketing Association(NYMA) about how AI-driven analytics can help marketers improve their campaigns (and revenue), showcasing real possibilities and relevant use cases to the nearly hundred attendees.  In other words, I explained in real terms how AI can work for them, now — without being a data scientist or “mathmagician”.

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July 12, 2018